Signed limited first edition, one of only 100 copies signed by Robinson, of this collected edition of the celebrated fairy tales by the Danish master of the form.
HANS ANDERSEN'S FAIRY TALES
Among the stories included are many that have deeply influenced our modern culture, including "The Little Mermaid," "The Ugly Duckling," "The Emperor's New Clothes," and "The Snow Queen." Robinson, a respected illustrator who became one of the more prominent artists during the Golden Age of Illustration, would soon make a name as a satirical cartoonist during World War I. A beautiful copy, rarely seen in such condition.
London: Constable & Co. Ltd, 1913. 11.25'' x 9''. Original full publisher's vellum boards elaborately stamped in gilt after design by Robinson, spine ornamented in gilt. Top edge gilt, other edges uncut and partially unopened. Illustrated by Robinsin with 16 full-page color plates mounted under captioned tissue guards, pictorial title page, and 88 black-and-white illustrations. Signed by Robinson on the limitation page. xii, 288,  pages. Housed in a custom clamshell box with the front cover stamped in gilt after Robinson's design. Three bookplates (one leather) on front endpapers. Corners lightly bumped.
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